He seems to be getting a modest budget to do what appears to be legitimate research. However, the concept of getting energy from molecular motion seems to violate the second law of thermodynamics so it's pretty improbable that it will perform as claimed and be a practical energy source.
Anyway, are you suggesting that high power production from LENR exists and is being repressed? It is hard to see how that would ever happen.
Reluctant as I am to question one of the Grand Old Men of this forum, could you explain precisely your objection?
Harvesting energy from vibrations induced by environmental heat seems to me to violate nothing. Heat pumps do it all the time; and it's not as if any great efficiency is being proposed.
Just harvesting energy in a novel way.
Still, I stand to be corrected.